Research course

Clinical Education

University of Worcester · Institute of Health and Society

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have a First or Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline or have appropriate research or professional experience which has resulted in appropriate evidence of achievement.

Months of entry


Course content

A Masters by Research is an advanced masters degree, with a significant research component. The programme will introduce students to the field of clinical education, forming strong foundations of theoretical and practical knowledge, before completing modules that develop students’ research skills, equipping them with the necessary tools to undertake a substantial research project in the field of Clinical Education.

The Institute of Health and Society is one of the country’s major providers of education, training and research for the Health and Social Care workforce. We have a reputation for the highest quality provision, partnership working and delivery.

The Masters by Research (MRes) programme provides an opportunity for students to gain a qualification centred on an intensive piece of research. This advanced postgraduate degree provides an exciting opportunity for in-depth understanding and exploration of the rich landscape of educational issues.

The ethos of the programme is based on developing the essential research knowledge and skills related to the broad field of clinical education. All modules included on this degree are research focused and informed and centred on the development of the student as an independent researcher.

The programme aims to prepare students to:

  • Develop advanced research skills, and prepare for doctoral level study
  • Engage the field of clinical education research in a range of professional contexts
  • Meet the global need for highly trained individuals who can make informed decisions on future research directions
  • Think for themselves in the development of a critical approach to the analysis of data and interpretation of published research.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Duncan Shrewsbury
01905 542833